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6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719-1179
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Postpartum depression can affect all aspects of your life, including feelings about yourself, your baby's development and your family's functioning. Research has shown that postpartum depression left untreated may last 6 months or longer. Psychotherapy has been found to be effective in decreasing symptoms and improving a woman's sense of wellbeing.

Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?
  • sad or depressed mood
  • loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • feelings of guilt or hopelessness
  • trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • irritability or restlessness
  • loss of energy
  • sleep problems
  • decreased or increased appetite
  • weight loss or gain
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • worries/concerns about your ability to care for your baby
  • not feeling close to or having difficulty bonding with your baby
  • thoughts of harming yourself or your baby


  • If you answered "yes" to 3 or more of the above symptoms, you may have postpartum depression and you may qualify to participate in a research study comparing two therapeutic approaches for postpartum depression.


    The Postpartum Depression Treatment Program is part of the Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic that has been providing specialized services to mothers with depression and their children since 1987.